Cyber Security, Contingency Planning, Context Maintenance — they’re all part of Cyber Continuity. When you want to use your computer or device to do something and you can't do it, it doesn't really matter if it's cyber crime, a power failure, or you just plain forgot how to use it. You just want to get your project — be it work or play — back on track.
Cyber Continuity app lets you walk though major challenges so that you understand them, rate your status on the challenges on a slider, and make notes to yourself to make things better.
Each challenge has a description as well as tips about how to avoid problems with that challenge. Many of the challenges have several steps you can take to further understand the challenges and to be ready to deal with them if things go wrong.
Adjust the sliders to see how your overall Cyber Continuity score changes. Use the Score popover in the list of challenge areas (at the top right) to look at your overall score. As you work with each particular challenge, the slider shows you the score and its color. The info button at the top right of each challenge provides information about the challenge and what you can do about it.
Go ahead an add notes and to-do items to each of the challenges. You can add as much text as you want (you are limited only by your device's memory).
The color codes aren’t very complicated — green is good and red is bad. The middle colors are a mixture that are more red or green as your score dictates.
Check your Cyber Continuity scores on a regular basis. As you learn more about Cyber Continuity, you can change your behavior and adjust the sliders. Watch as your score goes up. Try to move any red scores up to at least a middle ground. Then try to move everything up to bright green.
What matters most is that you think about continuity before you learn how fragile it is (the hard way).
Cyber Continuity is developed by Jesse Feiler. It draws on project involving major organizations as well as individual users. These projects have included contingency planning for the Systems Development and Data Processing functions at Federal Reserve Bank of New York; consulting and speaking about the Year 2000 problem; and rescue missions for individuals and organizations who found out about Cyber Continuity when they least expected to learn about it.